16/06/2014 Global weekly: A time for risk
The extension of monetary easing is supporting risky assets. This week, the Global Investment Committee moved to a larger overweight in stocks, with a preference for emerging markets.
06/06/2014 Global weekly: Positive sentiment
Equity market sentiment continued to be positive this week, buoyed by anticipation of further actions by the ECB and data indicating that manufacturing is improving across the globe. Bond markets were relatively unchanged, despite further ECB policy easing.
ABN AMRO Private Banking won the 'Outstanding Customer Relationship Service and Engagement' category at the Private Banker International European Wealth Awards 2014 yesterday evening in London.
30/05/2014 Global weekly: Short but sweet
It was a short but positive week for most markets. With holidays in both the US and Europe, equity market sentiment improved and European bond yields declined.
The first quarter earnings season has come to an undramatic close. Equity markets were slightly positive this week, while periphery bonds corrected. The military coup in Thailand is not expected to have a big impact on markets.